Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
Baldcypress is deciduous conifer commonly found in swamps, where it develops knees to channel air to the roots. With a narrow pyramidal habit, it reaches a mature height of 50 to 70 feet. Its feathery green leaves are yellow-green in spring, a soft sage green in summer, and finally a rich brown in fall. A lovely large specimen, it deserves a place of prominence in the landscape. Another attractive feature is the reddish-brown bark. Baldcypress is adaptable to wet or dry conditions once established. This tree has one of the widest ranges of distribution, growing from Illinois all the way to Florida.